I had a rough week last week. By the weekend, I wanted to head on down to the nearest spa and get my troubles and stress scrubbed and massaged away. But I did not because none of the spas I wanted to go to had an opening! Told you it was a rough week! :P
Anyway we all love the whole spa experience don’t we? Body scrubs, lotions, massages… but its not something we can indulge in often, mostly due to budget constraints or like in my case, spas without openings when you want them. So, I took to doing my own little home body spa treatment.
It was while I was doing up my own mini body spa treatment, that it dawned on me, that everything I was using was not only affordable, it is easily obtained from the pharmacies… and they work!
So, here’s how you can do a home body spa on a budget – and I promise you, this is truly BUDGET! RM50 should just about do it for initial investment! :D
Start with a Body Scrub
I use my favourite Garnier Bodylight body scrub. The granules aren’t too harsh and they leave my skin feeling baby butt smooth. The lemon scent is lovely too! I get in the shower, rub on the scrub and scrub away all the rough dull dead skin. Rinse it off and feel a whole lot better! Price RM11.90/100ml.
Use a moisturizing body wash
After a body scrub, I follow up with the Olay Total Effects moisturizing body wash. The moisturizing body wash after a scrub and mask makes the skin feel velvety smooth and helps it stop feeling too dry! Try it if you don’t believe it. Price RM19.90/583ml
Apply a moisturizing body lotion
Once you get out of the shower and towel yourself dry, its time to slap on the body lotion onto your newly scrubbed and clean skin. As I don’t like the heavy feel of body butter on my skin (its not that dry) I usually end up with my perennial favourite – Nivea body lotion. I go round the circuit trying this lotion and that but I always always come back to this one. Under RM20 for huge bottle.
End and relax before going to sleep!
Ok so the only thing missing will probably be a massage but if you live with your significant other, now’s the time to get them to give you that much needed massage to relax your muscles ;) Since I don’t have an SO to do that (boo!) I usually just end right here :D
And that’s it! I do this at night, once a fortnight or so when I have a free evening to pamper myself. I sometimes burn a Dirt Candle to help me relax before bed. And you know the best thing about spending this RM50? You can do this home spa for up to a few months on that same RM50! Budget or what? :D
Come share your favourite 3 products for scrub, body wash and body lotion under RM50 – we can all pick up something new next time we want to do a budget home body spa ;)